A Bohemican Summer 02
History of Germany: The Franks 03
A Peek into the Secret Cabinet 04
Bohemican YouTube Channel 05
How To Support Our Shows 06
Meet Travis and Pete 07
Listener Feedback 08
By Pete Collman
Our Bohemican Podcast listeners are a loyal bunch. Many of you write into the show wanting to know more about the Czech Republic from a tourist point of view. We understand that the Bohemican podcast can serve as a tourist guide to this wonderful country. With this in mind, our 2016 summer programming will include several of our special Bohemican Destination episodes focusing on Moravia and South Bohemia.
Travis and I will also follow up on stories such as:
The Czech Legion of World War One
Czech Cottage Life
Bohemican Bedtime Stories
The Revolution of 1848
Dobrou Chut: Czech Food
The American B-17 crash in Slany
& much, much more
Please visit www.bohemican.com for the latest podcast news and insight to all things Czech from the viewpoint of two American expats.
UPCOMING IN 2016
The History of Germany Podcast
By Travis Dow
Let's Be Frank....
The region names of Europe---Burgundy, Lombardy, Frisia, etc are actually the scene of a crime. The chalk outlines of where those tribes where when the Franks smashed into them.
From the Clovis to Charles, the Merovingians to the Carolingians, France and Germany, the History of the Franks is that fascinating time period that turned the late Antiquity into the Early Middle Ages.
Along with the Lesser Bonapartes we look at whether Charles the Great was French or German (he was German), and why he was out to get the Saxons.
For more on the English or German version of the History of Gemany Podcast, please visit www.podcastnik.com.
History Too Taboo
A heartfelt hello and welcome. I’m your humble translator and host, Travis Dow of the Secret Cabinet. The program is produced by the notorious Buddler, in its original German, as Das Geheime Kabinett.
The Secret Cabinet podcast is a tour through the great museums of the world where objects were kept for safe keeping and only displayed to those who were morally sound of mind.
Many of these objects were often too sensational to be seen by the general public of the time.
This podcast shines a light on hidden historic gems and stories like:
Rabbit bearing women
The Emperor of America
Our show will answer questions on what Hitler was missing in his quest for world domination and whether or not one could make money through flatulence.
These are the stories that were once considered too taboo for history books, class lectures, or as museum artifacts, yet perfect for the Secret Cabinet podcast.
I hope you have a lot of fun listening to the podcast as we have had researching and producing it.
Travel along with Pete and Trav to all parts of the Czech Republic and actually see the Bohemican podcast in action! From the Liberation Festival in Plzen to an alchemical tour of medival Prague, we will show you great scenes from life in the Czech lands...both past and present.
Please feel free to subscibe to the Bohemican YouTube Channel for all the latest happenings.
By Gaja Signoriello, Principal Linguist, EMEA r��T$
Our Programs are free and will remain free. There are some occasions whereas we will post advertisements on some of our programs but we want to keep our shows open to all with minimal interruptions. We greatly appreciate our listeners and we want to continue to present amazing content for all of our varied programs in English, and in some cases, German.
When we do receive funds from our audience we want to say thank you with better programming, sound quality, and sound design.
Should you want to help out our family of shows, you can do so by donating to our Bohemican Patreon page, PayPal, or visiting our merchandise store for t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more at www.bohemican.com/store.
Upcoming Costs in 2016-17
Yearly domain and web hosting costs for all websites for Podcastnik programs
Audio and editing equipment for both the audio and YouTube shows
Travel expenses for research and interviews for all podcasts
Graphic design costs for our store merchandise
Ways To Support Our Shows
Meet Pete & Travis
Pete Collman and Travis Dow started on their podcast journey in February of 2013 and have grown several shows into proven successes with the culmination of the creation of the Podcastnik.com Network in 2015. As of May 2016, the Podcastnik family of shows have surpassed a half of a million downloads from listeners around the world. This recent success is wonderful but it was not always this way. Both Collman and Dow had to start with the podcasting basics on show content, evolving audio needs, and editing skills.
The first few shows for our respective programs were a work in progress. We decided to co-host each other’s podcasts which allowed for a combined effort in research, writing, and production for the Bohemican and History of Alchemy shows. The two podcasters each maintain their own websites, edit shows, and place all of the podcasts on acast.com and iTunes, respectively. The Podcastnik family of podcasts have grown to six programs with several more in the works for late 2016. The best is yet to come.
Yet, none of this success comes easy. Hours and hours of work go into these productions and now that Collman and Dow are separated by 9 hours (California and Czech Republic), coordination becomes challenging.
The prep time for each show involves several hours of reading various books or on-line sources, scriptwriting, recording a 30-60 minute show, and several more hours of editing, post-production, and finally….promotion. Once the work is ready for voice-over, Pete and Trav then need to line up recording schedules between the two continents.
To maximize research efforts, this Podcastnik duo make use of their scripts and notes for their self-publish book projects. Their book endeavors help to add a deeper understanding to the podcast content.
The Alchemy Booklet (found on Amazon) is Travis Dow’s first venture into alchemical literature. The book is designed as a primer for the History of Alchemy audience. Pete is putting the finishing touches on his book called Curious Czech Castles which will spotlight thirteen of the more interesting castles in Czechia. For Pete, producing a show like Bohemican provides him an insight to the Czech life and culture he shares with his Czech-American children. “I have really enjoyed getting to know the Czech people and the long history of the Czech lands while researching topics for the show.”
Travis started 2016 with a bang with several new podcast concepts focused on content for a German speaking audience. His bi-lingual efforts have introduced a large German listenership our Podcastnik family. There is much more to come in 2016 and 2017 so please stay tuned!!!
The Podcastnik Empire with Pete & Travis
Located in Santa Clara, California, Trav is the creator of the History of Alchemy and the History of Germany podcasts. Travis spent part of his youth in Munich, Germany, college at Oregon State, and lived in Prague for many years. His love of history and the study of alchemy led him to podcasting.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Pete is an American expat and native of the D.C. metro area. He is the creator of the Bohemican podcast and YouTube channel and co-hosts with Trav. Pete is an alumnus of Marshall University and Michigan State University.
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for making these podcasts. They are an absolutely fantastic resource for anyone wanting to get an insight into Czech and Prague history. Especially for people who don't speak the language. I am doing tours at the moment with groups travelling around Europe and I'm travelling with them to Prague for the first time this March. Your podcast is easing me into the history and culture like nobody's business. So thank you again for your dedication to the history and passion for bringing to a wider audience. -IZZY
Greetings from Atlanta. Nice job on the Lafayette podcast. I greatly enjoyed it. All the best,
With your podcasts, youtube videos, travel guides, and some language lessons, I think I'll be ready to hit the ground running when I get to visit sometime later this spring or early summer.
Thank you very much for the work you and Travis do for this and the Alchemy podcasts!
Love what you do! Today, while cleaning up my house, I have finally finished listening to the last of your currently available podcasts. To celebrate I have purchased one of your t-shirts as you were saying that was one of the best ways to support you guys. Can't wait until it will arrive and I will be proudly wearing it around Prague. Spot me if you can! - Yaros